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March 27, 2014
07:32 EDTBAXBaxter to create two separate, independent global healthcare companies
Baxter International announced plans to create two separate, independent global healthcare companies -- one focused on developing and marketing innovative biopharmaceuticals and the other on life-saving medical products. The two businesses operate in distinct markets with corresponding underlying fundamentals, and each possesses unique and compelling growth prospects, investment requirements and risk profiles. The spinoff will create two, well-capitalized independent companies with strong balance sheets, investment grade profiles, and disciplined approaches to capital allocation. In addition, Baxter believes that the separation will result in other material benefits to the stand-alone companies. The biopharmaceuticals business, with 2013 annual revenues of approximately $6B, consists of a diverse portfolio of recombinant and plasma-based proteins to treat hemophilia and other bleeding disorders, and plasma-based therapies to treat immune deficiencies, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, burns and shock, and other chronic and acute blood-related conditions. The medical products business, with 2013 annual sales of more than $9B, offers a broad portfolio of intravenous solutions and nutritional therapies, drug delivery systems and administration sets, premixed and other injectable drugs, as well as inhalation anesthetics and hospital-based biosurgery products. This business is also integrating the Gambro AB acquisition. The corporate headquarters of both companies will be located in northern Illinois. Robert L. Parkinson, Jr., will serve as chairman and CEO of the medical products company, which will retain the Baxter International name. Ludwig N. Hantson, Ph.D., who currently serves as president, BioScience, will be named CEO of the new biopharmaceuticals company, which will be named at a later date. The transaction is intended to take the form of a tax-free distribution to Baxter shareholders of a new publicly traded stock in the new biopharmaceuticals company. The transaction is expected to be completed by mid-year 2015, subject to market, regulatory and certain other conditions, including final approval by the Baxter Board of Directors, receipt of a favorable opinion and/or rulings with respect to the tax-free nature of the transaction, and the effectiveness of a Form 10 registration statement that will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Baxter expects to incur one-time charges related to the transaction during the reporting periods preceding the separation and does not otherwise expect this to impact the company’s financial guidance for 2014.
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April 23, 2015
08:57 EDTBAXBaxter still sees separation costs just above $300M, or 2% of sales
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08:41 EDTBAXBaxter says separation of two companies on track for mid-2015
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07:21 EDTBAXBaxter sees Q2 continuing ops EPS 92c-96c, consensus $1.01
The company expects sales growth of approximately 1%, excluding the impact of foreign currency. Including the impact of foreign currency, the company expects sales to decline approximately 9%-10%. Consensus is $3.92B. Baxter also expects earnings from continuing operations, before special items, of 92c-96c per diluted share. The Q2 earnings guidance excludes approximately 8c per diluted share of projected intangible amortization expense. Reconciling for the inclusion of intangible asset amortization results in expected GAAP earnings of 84c-88c per diluted share, before other special items, for the quarter.
07:01 EDTBAXBaxter reports Q1 adjusted EPS $1.00, consensus 88c
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April 22, 2015
15:50 EDTBAXNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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08:49 EDTBAXCTI BioPharma, Baxter to announce Phase 3 pacritinib data at ASCO late-breaker
CTI BioPharma (CTIC) and Baxter (BAX) announced that data from the randomized Phase 3 PERSIST-1 trial evaluating the investigational agent pacritinib in patients with myelofibrosis will be highlighted in a late-breaking oral presentation at the upcoming American Society of Clinical Oncology, or ASCO, meeting, to be held May 29-June 2 in Chicago. These data have also been selected as part of this year's official ASCO press briefing – titled "Targeted Therapy" – to be held on Saturday, May 30, at 8:00 am CT, the companies said.
April 21, 2015
09:09 EDTBAXJPMorgan medical tech & devices analyst holds analyst/industry conference call
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April 17, 2015
16:36 EDTBAXBaxter says results of Phase III clinical trial of BAX 111 met primary endpoint
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April 16, 2015
09:03 EDTBAXBaxter submits application to Japan's MHLW for approval of BAX 855
Baxter International (BAX) announced that the company has submitted a new drug application to Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare for the approval of BAX 855, an investigational, extended half-life recombinant factor VIII treatment based on ADVATE for patients over 12 years of age with hemophilia A. The submission follows the filing to the United States Food and Drug Administration in late 2014 and is based on positive results from a prospective, global, Phase 3 study of 137 previously treated patients. The results, presented during the European Association for Haemophilia and Allied Disorders meeting in February 2015, demonstrated that BAX 855 met its primary endpoint in the control and prevention of bleeding episodes and routine prophylaxis for patients who were 12 years or older. Baxter continues to advance a continuation study for patients who completed the pivotal trial and a Phase 3 study among previously treated patients under the age of 12 with severe hemophilia A. Once the pediatric study has been completed, the company expects to file for marketing authorization with the European Medicines Agency in 2016 and intends to seek post-approval label expansion in the U.S. for previously-untreated pediatric patients. BAX 855 is based on ADVATE, a full-length FVIII molecule with more than 12 years of real-world experience. Through a collaboration with Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR), BAX 855 leverages proprietary pegylation technology designed to extend the duration of activity of the protein in the body. This proprietary technology has been used for over 10 years in a number of approved medicines that treat chronic or serious conditions.
April 15, 2015
08:13 EDTBAXCoherus, Baxter announce amendment to etanercept biosimilar agreement
Coherus BioSciences (CHRS) and Baxter International (BAX) announced that they have amended certain financial terms of their collaboration agreement established in August 2013 regarding the development and commercialization of CHS-0214, an etanercept biosimilar product candidate, for Europe, Canada, Brazil, and certain other markets. Under the terms of the amended agreement, certain existing milestones and funding obligations have been revised, and the collaboration has been expanded to include select pre-commercialization activities. In aggregate, the revised milestone payments may exceed the previous Baxter funding obligations by approximately $12M. Additionally, Baxter has agreed to purchase Coherus common stock in a private placement transaction. All other contractual provisions remain materially unchanged.
April 14, 2015
07:38 EDTBAXBaxter removed from the short-term buy list at Deutsche Bank
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